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Cigar Training

Today we have had a cigar training [which I held] and I have used the official habanos videos - showing all steps of making Cuban premium cigars.

As I had some issues to find those information before in the world wide web, I am posting the videos here, for your convenience.

Please do not hesitate to comment!


It would not be me, if I wouldn't mention, that there are also fantastic other tobacco producing countries. Amazing wrappers are coming not only from Cuba, but also from Connecticut [the famed Connecticut Cut wrapper, or the even better Connecticut Broadleaf], Cameroon [very dark and rich leaves], or the very limited but amazing Dominican wrappers.
Good filler and binder tobacco is produced in Mexico, Nicaragua [the always extremely well rated Padrón cigars], Dominican Republic, Brazil [which have a completely different, strong and kinda funky tasting tobacco], Honduras, Ecuador and Sumatra [Indonesia].

Yes, Cuba is the cradle of cigars as well as a very good producer - but the Cubans are not the only ones, which can claim the crown for premium cigars.



It is pretty amazing, to understand that only between 45% and 65% percent of the corojo tobacco can be used for premium cigars. That made Alejandro Robaina so popular - as he had a yield of 85%!
Overall it is amazing how much work goes into the harvesting of the leaves.


Fermentation, sorting, classifying and packed.


Tobacco preparation for rolling.


Blending of the tobacco.




Cigar rolling


Cigar rolling in detail


Quality control


Conditioning and maturing


Sorting and packaging.


Offering & suggesting cigars and storage / maturing of the ready cigar.


Enjoying a cigar


Cigar service [in hospitality]

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